Creating videos is one of the most sought after means of sharing information. While video is great for those with introverted thinking patterns are easily susceptible to overwhelm when it comes to recording. Here are 6 tips to help introverted men and introverted women entrepreneurs cut down on overwhelm as you record videos.
- Define your goal — As an introverted entrepreneur it’s important to know what your goal is in all things related to your business. Videos are no exception. When you sit down to get the idea to create a video, whether it be for marketing or promotion, you’ll need to know the reason you’re creating the video before you begin. This will keep you on track and focused as you begin the recording process.
- Write out your key points — Having an outline or script of sorts is great for entrepreneurs with introverted thinking patterns. As you begin the recording process you can easily get off track with thoughts and distractions. Having an outline helps you go down your list of points easily and effortlessly. While going through your recording don’t be ashamed to reference your notes. The greatest speakers, many of them introverted men and introverted women, use notes in their speeches to keep them on track. Model their technique, if it works for them, it will work for you.
- Record in the right enviornment — You want your audience to be able to see and hear you clearly. Choosing the right enviornment is an important step in this process. Choose an area that is distraction free and has low background noise. Make sure your audience isn’t distracted by what’s going on in your background. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need a fancy studio or elaborate set design. You simply need a clean area to record with good lighting. The lighting can come from natural sunlight. The objective is for you to get your message across, not to put on a fancy studio production.
- Set a time limit — How long do you want your video to be? Timing should be determined by the information you have to share and how long your audience’s attention span is. Remember that people’s attention spans are short. On average the normal attention span is 7 seconds. You want to keep your audience engaged in the topic you’re sharing so getting to your points sooner rather than later is helpful. Also, the shorter your video the quicker the upload speed and if you save additional information for another video, you’ll have the chance to connect with your audience in another video, later.
- Gather your links, keywords and descriptions before you record and upload your video. This will keep you on track and cut down on overwhelm. When you have the essentials for the video complete, your mind will be at ease to record the video.
- Relax and enjoy the process. This is your time to show your audience what you’re made of. Tell them who you are, what you do, teach them and invite them to learn more about you. Keep video recording fun, light and too the point. Recording videos are like anything else, the more you do them, the easier they become.
I’m Ashley Page Pearson. I’m an organizational strategist, online entrepreneur, copywriter, author, and mentor. As a professional organizational strategist, I help online business owners learn how to set up their business in a strategic and effective way. I’ve developed the Introduction to Online Marketing for New Entrepreneurs. This guide lays out the steps to online business to help you get an understanding of the components of what it takes to run a successful online business. Grab your free copy here: http://www.ashleypagepearson.com/onlineguidefornewents
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